Bad Diagnosis for New Psychiatry “Bible”

34:35 minutes

The new edition of the DSM, the so-called “Bible” of psychiatry, is out. But many psychiatrists and psychologists say the manual’s approach is outdated, boxing mental illness into discrete categories like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, when very little is known about the underlying causes of disease.

Segment Guests

Gary Greenberg

Gary Greenberg is a practicing psychotherapist and author of The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry (Blue Rider Press, 2013) in New London, Connecticut.

Thomas Insel

Thomas Insel is director of the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Jeffrey Lieberman

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, is the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.